The Collections

I tend to work on new collections of work every month or so. It will depend on the coming season; what yarns I have in stock (or more likely what yarn's I have spotted in my local yarns shops and I am dying to have a play with) and what knitting techniques I want to learn or improve upon.

I can get pretty obsessed with a particular technique, as I did with mosaic colourwork, so you will see a lot of patterns and finished articles using this technique. I also get obsessed with pretty yarns. For example I have always loved Rowan's Kid Silk Haze and their Cocoon yarns, so you will find my work incorporates these yarns a lot of the time.

Botanical

Botanical flowing leaves, flowers and buds feature a lot in my work. All colourwork knitting whether its fairisle, slip stitch or brioche all lend themselves to creating botanical beauties. Above are just some.......

Fun

Since my grandaughter was born last year I have endevoured to bring out the fun elements of knitting in whatever new childresn designs I come up with.

Chevrons and Stripes

2 or more coloured chevrons or stripes can be an effective way of brightening up plain knitting and depending on the colours used can give a really cool result. Different methods of knitting can be used (fairisle, intarsia or brioche) to build up the colourwork. Or why not just use colourful variagated yarn to build up random stripes as I did in the banana's and cream cowl below. A different effect can be achieved by building up your chevrons or stripes using textures; using different knitting stitches in the stripes. The beautiful lace sample scarf below was made in this way.